Education

Pupils in hospital after ‘drug-related’ incident at Dunfermline High School

[ad_1] Four pupils have been taken to hospital after becoming unwell during a suspected drug-related incident at a school in Fife.Emergency services including five ambulances were called to Dunfermline High School at lunchtime on Friday.Four pupils were taken to Victoria Hospital, in Kirkcaldy, with six others treated at the scene. The school said it believed some pupils may have taken tablets outside the school grounds during the lunch break. In
Science/Nature

James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption James Watson, seen here in 2009, apologised in 2007 after making similar remarks Nobel Prize-winning American scientist James Watson has been stripped of his honorary titles after repeating comments about race and intelligence.In a TV programme, the pioneer in DNA studies made a reference to a view that genes cause a difference on average between blacks and whites on IQ tests.Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Entertainment

Is R Kelly’s music being shut down after new abuse claims?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images John Legend has described him as a "serial" abuser, Lady Gaga has apologised for working with him and Neyo says there's "no excuse" not to "mute R Kelly".For 20 years, the Ignition (Remix) singer has faced numerous accusations of sexual misconduct - with many of the stories alleging he preyed on teenage girls.But the singer has never been convicted and denies any wrongdoing.R Kelly's big
Entertainment

Louise Redknapp pulls out of musical after fall

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Louise Redknapp suffered a fall on Tuesday Louise Redknapp has been forced to pull out of the Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 after taking a fall.The former Strictly star was walking to rehearsals on Tuesday when she fell on the street and was taken to hospital.Redknapp, who fractured her wrist, also had 10 stitches in her chin. She tweeted on Friday that
US & World

Jayme Closs: Missing 13-year-old found months after parents’ murder

[ad_1] Image copyright Barron County Sheriff's Department Image caption Jayme Closs, 13, has been described as a "sweet girl" by school officials A 13-year-old girl from Wisconsin who went missing in October after her parents were murdered has been found alive, officials say. Jayme Closs, whose parents, aged 56 and 46, were discovered shot in their family home last year, was located on Thursday evening, police said.They said a suspect
US & World

US issues fresh travel warning after China detentions

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Canadians Michael Spavor (L) and Michael Kovrig are being detained in China The US state department has urged Americans to "exercise increased caution" when travelling to China after a spate of high-profile detentions.Its updated advice warns that US citizens have been arbitrarily prevented from leaving the country.The warning comes as two Canadian citizens remain in detention in China.Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael
US & World

Netflix removes comedy episode after Saudi complaint

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hasan Minhaj questioned Saudi Arabia's account of Jamal Khashoggi's death Netflix has removed from its streaming service in Saudi Arabia an episode of a satirical comedy that was critical of the kingdom's rulers.The second episode of Patriot Act, with US comedian Hasan Minhaj, was removed following an official complaint that it had violated Saudi anti-cybercrime law. Netflix confirmed the move to the UK's
US & World

Magnitogorsk: Baby found alive after block of flats explosion

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe moment rescuers pull the baby from the rubbleRussian rescuers in the city of Magnitogorsk have pulled an 11-month-old baby from the rubble of a block of flats hit by an explosion on Monday.The boy, named Ivan, has serious frostbite, a head injury and leg fractures, and will be sent for treatment in Moscow. He is said to be in a
US & World

Cape Town race row erupts after ‘black visitors cleared from beach’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Activists say that black visitors were asked to leave by a private security firm Protesters have taken to one of Cape Town's most picturesque beaches after private security guards were accused of ordering black visitors to leave.The guards, hired by local residents, allegedly cleared the Clifton 4th beach of tourists on Sunday evening.Demonstrators say black beachgoers were unfairly targeted, but the firm denies closing
Business

US stock markets rally after slide

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images US stock markets have rallied following a volatile day which saw their European counterparts lose ground as global political and economic uncertainty continued to haunt investors.The Dow Jones - which fell by more than 500 points or 1.8% earlier on Thursday - finished 1.1% up.The S&P 500 and tech-heavy Nasdaq also rallied by the end of the day.The S&P 500 had fallen by 48 points